A reader writes in with this yummy news:
"A temporary resale shop/Girl Scout Cookie outlet is opening at 950 W. Montrose, next to Jake’s (11-4pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Troop leader Keitha Bankowski is a super lady who’s dedicated many years to helping Uptown girls discover the joy of Scouting. Please patronize!"
Update: Someone posted in the comments that the store has closed, but you can still buy cookies from the Girl Scouts at Jewel (Montrose/Broadway) on March 7, 14, and 21 (Saturdays).
So, are they called Samoans or Caramel Delights here in Chicago? I had an argument over what they're called and we found out that we were both right and it's a regional thing. Any way around it...they're my favorite and I'd hate to commit a girl scout cookie faux pax! :)ReplyDelete
yumm....i may have to go pay them a visit!!!ReplyDelete
I hope they have a huge supply of Thin Mints.ReplyDelete
I went today and bought some cookies. $4/box and six different kinds.ReplyDelete
It's also a resale shop with some books and ceramic tchatchkes, but I headed right for the cookies. (MM1977 -- they are Samoans in the city and Caramel DeLites in the 'burbs -- two different bakeries.)
The Girl Scouts will also be selling cookies at Jewel across the street on March 7, 14, and 21.
Please tell me one of the 6 varieties was Thin Mints.ReplyDelete
Sorry, p, didn't notice the thin mints specifically.ReplyDelete
But I'm sure they have all the varieties. Aren't thin mints the most popular?
The guy at the store said today (Feb 28) was their last day at the commercial space on Montrose. He said the place had been leased to someone for a hair-braiding establishment. Luckily, I landed two boxes of thin mints before they closed! Sweet!ReplyDelete
That fast? Sorry about that - Keitha told me that they would be open for at least another week. But yes, you can get them at grocery stores, etc., on weekends during the spring.ReplyDelete
Caramel Delights are cookies topped with caramel and chocolate. Samoas are Salerno-butter-cookie-shaped cookies covered in chocolate and toasted coconut. Not the same item at all.
Sorry, Gayle, that's what the lady told me. I was just happy to chow 'em down. ;-)ReplyDelete